Toulon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Toulon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the base for the French Naval fleet and the National Museum of the Navy as well as having a large attractive pleasure port and harbour

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Toulon. For detailed visitor information see the Toulon travel guide.

Toulon is situated in the Var department and Provence region, in the south-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Var department (general information: Toulon is 694 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bandol at 15 km and Hyeres at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Toulon, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Toulon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Var

Map of places to visit near Toulon

Markets in and near Toulon

  • Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer: market Saturday (5km)
  • La Garde: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Le Pradet: market Friday (8km)
  • La Crau: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Carqueiranne: market Thursday (12km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Bandol: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Hyeres: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Cuers: market Friday (17km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (19km)

More information about Toulon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Toulon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Toulon.

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (46km)
  • Chateau d'If (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Baudouvin (5km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (5km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (16km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (16km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (16km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (16km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (24km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (25km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (27km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (45km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (47km)
  • Parc Borély (47km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (47km)
  • Parc Longchamp (47km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Faron (3km)
  • Cap Sicié (7km)
  • Cap Sicié (7km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (26km)
  • Parc du Mugel (27km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (27km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (32km)
  • Cap Canaille (33km)
  • Massif des Maures (41km)
  • Calanque (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (3km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Toulon

Canton: Toulon

Arrondissement: Toulon

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83000

Distance to Toulon

from Toulon (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 694 km

from Calais: 923 km

from Nice: 126 km

from Bordeaux: 554 km

from Strasbourg: 623 km

Getting here

Toulon is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Toulon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Seyne-sur-Mer, La Valette-du-Var, Le Revest-les-Eaux and Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Toulon